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Researcher: MacLeod, C (Associate Professor Catriona MacLeod)

Research Fields

Aquaculture
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
Environmental Impact Assessment
Natural Resource Management
Environmental Management
Environmental Monitoring
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Fisheries Sciences
Fisheries Management
Environment and Resource Economics
Biological Mathematics
Microbiology
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Knowledge
Organic Geochemistry
Freshwater Ecology
Environmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry)
Global Change Biology
Population Ecology
Architecture
Religion and Society
Environmental Rehabilitation (excl. Bioremediation)
Environmental Science and Management
Agricultural Land Management
Conservation and Biodiversity
Islamic Studies
Environmental Education and Extension
Animal Systematics and Taxonomy

Research Impact

Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Aquaculture Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Fisheries - Aquaculture
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Management of Solid Waste from Animal Production
Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Coastal and Estuarine Water Management
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production
Fisheries - Recreational
Coastal and Marine Management Policy
Rehabilitation of Degraded Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Wild Caught Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Aquaculture Crustaceans (excl. Rock Lobster and Prawns)
Aquaculture Rock Lobster
Aquaculture Oysters
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments
International Relations
Rural Water Evaluation (incl. Water Quality)
Environmental Management Systems
Coastal and Estuarine Land Management
Religion and Society
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Environment
Ecological Economics
Construction
Wild Caught Edible Molluscs

Career Best Publications

Assessment of long-term change in sediment condition after organic enrichment: defining recovery; Marine Pollution Bulletin
Biological recovery from organic enrichment: some systems cope better than others; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Broad-scale effects of marine salmonid aquaculture on macrobenthos and the sediment environment in southeastern Tasmania; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Detection of organic enrichment near finfish net-pens by sediment profile imaging at SCUBA-accessible depths; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Development of novel methods for the assessment of sediment condition and determination of management protocols for sustainable finfish cage aquaculture operations
Effects of shellfish farming on the benthic environment; Aquaculture
Evaluation of short-term fallowing as a strategy for the management of recurring organic enrichment under salmon cages; Marine Pollution Bulletin
Video assessment of environmental impacts of salmon farms; I C E S Journal of Marine Science

Research Publications

A Bayesian inference approach to account for multiple sources of uncertainty in a macroalgae based integrated multi-trophic aquaculture model; Environmental Modelling and Software
A practical evalutation of biotic indices and indicators of benthic health as a means to assess the sustainability of integrated aquaculture operations in Southern Temperate ecosystems; ICES (Annual Science Meeting)
A Review of the Ecological Impacts of Selected Antibiotics and Antifoulants Currently used in the Tasmanian Salmonid Farming Industry (Marine Farming Phase)
A tri-partisan (science, industry & government) approach to adaptive ecosystem management & sustainable aquaculture development; ICES (Annual Science Meeting)
A whole-of-ecosystem assessment of environmental issues for salmonid aquaculture. Aquafin CRC Final Report (CRC Project 4.2(2)/FRDC Project 2004/074)
Alternative strategies for sustainable environmental management of nutrient loads in aquaculture; World Aquaculture Society
Antibiotics in Salmonid Aquaculture: Environmental Considerations for Marine Cage Farming; Fish Farms Management, Disease Control and the Environment
Antifoulants in Salmonid Aquaculture: Environmental Considerations for Marine Cage Farming; Fish Farms Management, Disease Control and the Environment
Application of stable isotope mixing models for defining trophic biomagnification pathways of mercury and selenium; Limnology and Oceanography
Aquaculture environmental impact assessments and strategic planning - how do you decide what is important so that you can provide the right information and advice to various stakeholders?; World Aquaculture Conference 2014
Assessment of long-term change in sediment condition after organic enrichment: defining recovery; Marine Pollution Bulletin
Assessment of options for managing seabed recovery in marine finfish aquaculture; World Aquaculture Conference 2014
Assessment of the environmental impacts and sediment remediation potential associated with copper contamination from antifouling paint (and associated recommendations for management)
Assessments of the Effects of Vehicle Tracks on Benthic Macrofauna in Pipeclay Lagoon, Tasmania
Benthic recovery and re-impact responses from salmon farm enrichment: implications for farm management; Aquaculture
Bioaccumulation of heavy metals in the food chain of the Derwent Estuary; Derwent Estuary Programme Science Symposium
Biological Effects of Heavy Metals in the Derwent: Overview of TAFI Research Past, Present anf Future; Derwent Estuary Programme Science Symposium
Biological recovery from organic enrichment: some systems cope better than others; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Broad-scale effects of marine salmonid aquaculture on macrobenthos and the sediment environment in southeastern Tasmania; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Chapter 13: Chemical pollutants in the marine environment: causes, effects, and challenges; Stressors in the Marine Environment: Physiological and ecological responses; societal implications
Combining best professional judgement and quantile regression splines to improve characterisation of macrofaunal responses to enrichment; Ecological Indicators
Combining ecology and chemistry for evaluation and forecasting of change in a copper polluted estuary; International Ecology Congress (INTERCOL)
Complex patterns in fish - sediment mercury concentrations in a contaminated estuary: the influence of selenium co-contamination?; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Dan 'Down Unda'
Detection of organic enrichment near finfish net-pens by sediment profile imaging at SCUBA-accessible depths; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Development of novel methods for the assessment of sediment condition and determination of management protocols for sustainable finfish cage aquaculture operations
Development of novel methods for the assessment of sediment condition and determination of management protocols for sustainable finfish cage aquaculture operations; ASAS Conference
Development of novel methods for the assessment of sediment condition and determination of management protocols for sustainable finfish cage aquaculture operations: An update on research progress; ASAS Conference
Development of Quantitative Visual Assessment Techniques for the Assessment of Sediment Condition at Marine Finfish Farms; Biodiversity and Conservation Conference
Development of quantitative visual assessment techniques for the evaluation of sediment condition; Estuaries and Change: CSA37-ERF 2004
Distribution of Neoparamoeba sp. in sediments around marine finfish farming sites in Tasmania; Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
Ecological and functional changes associated with long-term recovery form organic enrichment ; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Ecological status of the Derwent and Huon Estuaries.
Effects of organic perturbation on marine sediment betaproteobacterial ammonia oxidizers and on benthic nitrogen biogeochemistry; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Effects of oyster farming service vehicles on an intertidal sand flat; Aquaculture Research
Effects of shellfish farming on the benthic environment; Aquaculture
Engaging within the community - key lessons from a multi-stakeholder Australian/New Zealand salmon industry workshop; World Aquaculture Adelaide 2014
Environmental assessment of potential marine farming areas in Macquarie Harbour Tasmania
Evaluation of Approaches to Improve Sediment Remediation (Rate & function) Under Salmonid Fish Cages
Evaluation of Sediment Recovery after Removal of Finfish Cages from Marine Farm Lease No. 76 (Gunpowder Jetty), North West Bay
Evaluation of sediment recovery after removal of finfish cages from marine farm lease No. 76 (Gunpowder Jetty), North West Bay
Evaluation of short-term fallowing as a strategy for the management of recurring organic enrichment under salmon cages; Marine Pollution Bulletin
Evaluation of techniques for environmental monitoring of salmon farms in Tasmania
Evaluation of techniques for environmental monitoring of salmon farms in Tasmania
Exploiting salmon farm benthic enrichment gradients to evaluate the regional performance of biotic indices and environmental indicators; Ecological Indicators
Fallowing: Some environmental considerations for sustainable Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) aquaculture in Tasmania; World Aquaculture Society Conference
Fin Fish farming in Tasmania: Environmental Effects 2. Spatial and temporal changes in macrobenthic community structure as a technique for monitoring environmental impacts of aquaculture; Australian Society For Fish Biology Conference
Guide to the assessment of sediment condition at marine finfish farms in Tasmania
Heavy metal loaing in a common opportunistic algae (Ulva rigida); AMNNiMS Marine Science Conference
High contents of 24:6(n-3) and 20:1(n-13) fatty acids in the brittle star Amphiura elandiformis from Tasmanian coastal sediments; Biochemical Systematics and Ecology
How Much Do We Need To Know? The Significance of Taxonomic Level in the Assessment of Fin-Fish Farming Impacts on the Marine Benthos; Aquafest Conference
Implications of age, size and region on mercury contamination in estuarine fish species; Water, Air and Soil Pollution
Implications of differing life histories and environmental conditions on mercury contamination in Derwent fish species; derwent Estuary Programme Science Synposium
Influence of a burrowing, metal-tolerant polychaete on benthic metabolism, denitrification and nitrogen regeneration in contaminated estuarine sediments; Marine Pollution Bulletin
Influence of small-scale patchiness on resilience of nutrient cycling to extended hypoxia in estuarine sediments; Marine Ecology Progress Series
INFORMD 2 and Your Marine Values: workshop and survey
INFORMD 2 and Your Marine Values: workshop and survey
Interview for ABC television news on FRDC project developing novel methods for the assessment of sediment condition
Leading the change - Climate change implications for the fastest warming region in the southern hemisphere. (Invited Presentation); International Ecology Congress (INTERCOL)
Linking physiology, nutrition and environment research to potential impacts of climate change: case-study on Tasmanian Atlantic salmon aquaculture; 3rd International symposium on Cage Aquaculture in Asia 2011 (CAA3)
Long term trends of Hg uptake in resident fish from a polluted estuary; Marine Pollution Bulletin
Long-term Recovery – Review of sediment condition at Marine Farm lease No.76 (Gunpowder Jetty), North West Bay
Long-term Recovery - Review of sediment condition at Marine Farm lease No. 76 (Gunpowder Jetty), North West Bay
Measuring hypoxia induced metal release from highly contaminated estuarine sediments during a 40 day laboratory incubation experiment; The Science of The Total Environment
Modeling macroalgae growth and nutrient dynamics for integrated multi-trophic aquaculture; Journal of Applied Phycology
MONA, oysters and hard-core heavy metal - ROCK ON
Mud, bugs and weed: an overview of salmonid environmental research; Proceedings of the 4th Aquafin CRC Conference
Multiple lines of evidence to identify bioaccumulation mechanisms for mercury (Hg) in estuarine food webs with an emphasis on a recreationally targeted fish species; ICES (Annual Science Meeting)
Novel observations of benthic enrichment in contrasting flow regimes with implications for marine farm monitoring and management; Marine Pollution Bulletin
One Thing Leads to Another: The Relationship Between Biology and Chemistry in Sediment Recovery; Aquafin CRC Conference
Organic enrichment and infaunal community response: Do some systems cope better?; Estuaries and Change: ECSA37-ERF 2004
Part B:Environmental Assessment of a Proposed Marine Farming Zone Extension at Soldiers Point (SE) in the D'Entrecasteaux channel (May 2010)
Predicting and assessing the environmental impact of aquaculture; New technologies in aquaculture: Improving production efficiency, quality and environmental management
Predictive depositional modelling (DEPOMOD) of the interactive effect of current flow and resuspension on ecological impacts beneath salmon farms; Aquaculture Environment Interactions
Quantification of the impacts of finfish aquaculture and bioremediation capacity of integrated multi-trophic aquaculture using a 3D estuary model; Journal of Applied Phycology
Recovery of Benthic Communities following Organic enrichment
Recovery of sediments associated with fin fish cage aquaculture - are some systems better adapted ; World Aquaculture Society
Sediment condition associated with finfish cage aquaculture operations; ASAS Conference
Sediment copper bioassay for the brittlestar Amphiura elandiformis - technique development and management implications; 13th International Echinoderm Conference
Sediment Copper Bioessay for the Brittlestar Amphiura elandiformis Technique Development and Management Implications; 13th International Echinoderm Conference
Sediment Progile Imaging (SPI) at SCUBA-accessible depths: A Simple Approach for Detection of Organic Enrichment near Finfish Net-Pens (Comparison of results between Canada and Australia; Aquafest Conference
Session 15: Environmental best practice = framework for the future; Australasian Aquaculture 2006
Site Selection: Further Considerations For Environmental Sustainability Of Cage Aquaculture; Australasian Aquaculture Conference
Spatial and temporal dynamics in macrobenthos during recovery from salmon farm induced organic enrichment: when is recovery complete?; Marine Pollution Bulletin
Spatial variability in selenium and mercury interactions in a key recreational fish species: Implications for human health and environmental monitoring; Marine Pollution Bulletin: The International Journal for Marine Environmentalists, Scientists, Engineers, Administrators, Politicians and Lawyers
Surprise results on impact of heavy metals
Sustainability Of Aquaculture Operations In Australia - A Farmers, A Managers And A Researchers Perspective; Australasian Aquaculture Conference
Sustainable aquaculture is possible, with the right science
Symposium: Climate Change, Changing Oppourtunities - Effects on Southern Temperate Coastal Ecosystems; International Ecology Congress (INTERCOL)
Techniques for farm-based assessment of sediment health associated with the commercial culture of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) in Tasmania
Technology selection—the impact of economic risk on decision making; Aquaculture Economics and Management
The Recovery of Benthic Communities Following Organic Enrichment: Examples from Caged Finfish Aquaculture
Video assessment of environmental impacts of salmon farms; I C E S Journal of Marine Science
What can sedimentation rate tell us about the environmental impact of marine finfish culture in Tasmania; Australian Marine Science Association Conference
What can sedimentation rate tell us about the environmental impact of marine finfish culture in Tasmania; Imaging the Benthos Conference
Your marine values: linking public values to decision-making for aquaculture in southeast Tasmania; World Aquaculture Adelaide 2014
Your marine values: public report 2013
Your marine values: workshop and survey
“Your marine values: workshop and survey”, Fishing Today, Tasmanian Seafood Industry, Australia

Research Projects

2007/246 A Review of Ecological Impacts of Selected Antibiotics & Antifoulants currently used in the Tasmanian Salmonid Farming Industry & Devt of a Research Programme to Evaluate .................; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
2009/067 - Nutrient and Phytoplankton Data from Storm Bay to Support Sustainable Resource Planning; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
2012: ECSA 2012 - Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science: 'Today's Science For Tomorrow's Management' Venice, Italy. ; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
A whole of ecosystem assessment of environmental issues for salmonid aquaculture; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
An evaluation of the options for expansion of salmonid aquaculture in Tasmanian waters; Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre (ASCRC)
Aquaculture Production Innovation Hub: Phase II communication, extension and opportunities; Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre (ASCRC)
Assessment of the environmental impacts and sediment remediation potential associated with copper contamination from antifouling paint and associated recommendations for management ; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Biological Status of the Derwent and Huon Estuaries; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Characterising benthic pelagic interactions in Macquarie Harbour - organic matter processing in sediments and the importance for nutrient dynamics; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Clarifying the relationship between salmon farm nutrient loads and changes in macroalgal community structure/distribution (Existing student support); Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Development of Novel Methods for the Assessment of Sediment Condition and Determination of Management Protocols for Sustainable Finfish Cage Aquaculture Operations; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Effect of heavy metals on key species within Australian Benthic Communities; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Establishing Mercury Bioaccumulation Pathways to Top Predators within a Contaminated Australian Estuary; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
Establishing Mercury Bioaccumulation Pathways to Top Predators within a Contaminated Australian Estuary-providing Essential Information for Faunal Conservation and Ecosystem Remediation; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Establishing the potential to use seaweed as a bioindicator and for bioremediation of heavy metal pollution; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Evaluation of approaches to improve sediment remediation (rate and function) under salmonid fish cages; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Heavy Metal Contamination in the Derwent estuary bird community: assessing trophic differences; Birdlife Australia (BLA)
INFORMD Stage 2: Risk-based tools supporting consultation, planning and adaptive management for aquaculture and other multiple-uses of the coastal waters of southern Tasmania; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Life Cycles and Trophic Interactions of Tasmanian Coastal Zooplankton ; The Hermon Slade Foundation (HSF)
Managing ecosystem interactions across differing environments: building flexibility and risk assurance into environmental management strategies.; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Multiple lines of evidence to identify key trophic accumulation pathways of mercury in estuarine foodwebs; Nyrstar Hobart Pty Ltd. (NYR)
Multiple lines of evidence to identify mercury bioaccumulation pathways in a key recreationally caught fish species; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
Research travel grant to UK; Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre (ASCRC)
Tracking methylmercury contamination pathways in key commercially and recreationally fished species; Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre (ASCRC)
Tracking of Elasmobranch Prey Species as Evidence of Key Trophic Accumulation Pathways of Mercury (Hg); Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation Inc (SEAWORLD)
Travel to International Council for Exploration of the Seas (ICES) Annual Science Conference 2010; Ian Potter Foundation (IPF)
Understanding Dorvilleid ecology in Macquarie Harbour and their response to organic enrichment ; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Understanding oxygen dynamics and the importance for benthic recovery in Macquarie Harbour; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Using Multiple Lines of Evidence as Identification of Key Trophic Accumulation Pathways of Mercury (Hg) in Estuarine Food Webs (Derwent Estuary as a Case Study); Australian Geographic Society (AGS)
Expert review of report on 'Grouping Aquaculture Species by Environmental Effects: Preliminary Assessment'
Characterisation of sediments in Port Esperance
Ecosystems Effects of Aquaculture
Environmental Stock Assessments
Expert review of the methodology for benthic site assessments for proposed salmon sites
Huon/Channel Nutrient Enrichment Assessment - establishing the potential effects of Huon Aquaculture Company P/L (HAC) nitrogen inputs
Postgrad Research Funds - M. Auluck - Characterising benthic pelagic interactions in Macquarie Harbour - organic matter processing in sediments and the importance for nutrient dynamics
Provision of expert consultative services in relation to the development of best management practice guidelines for New Zealand King Salmon
SMRCA Aquaculture Planning (Research Support for Developing Operations incl. spatial planning & communication)

Research Candidate Supervision

A Targeted Risk Assessment of the Options for Expansion of Salmonid Aquaculture (Offshore versus Onshore)
Accumulation of Mercury in Estuarine Food Webs- Biogeochemical and Ecological Considerations
Alternative Strategies for Sustainable Environmental Management of Nutrient Loads in Aquaculture
Characterising Benthic Pelagic Interactions in Macquarie Harbour - Organic Matter Processing in Sediments and the Importance for Nutrient Dynamics
Determining the Effects of Dissolved Nutrient Dispersion from Fish Farms on Surrounding Subtidal Communities (Linking Observational, Experimental and Predictive Capabilities)
Quantifying and Predicting Benthic Enrichment- Lessons Learnt from Southern Temperate Aquaculture Systems
The Potential Application of Macroalgae as Ecotoxicological Indicators and Biotechnological Tools for Bioremediation in Metal Contaminated Areas